8 Fall Activities For the Chronically Ill or Chronic Pain Sufferer
8 Fall Activities For the Chronically Ill or Chronic Pain Sufferer – When I first became diagnosed I was in so much pain I didn’t want to go anywhere or do anything. I even dreaded going on Facebook because I would see pictures of all these families enjoying activities I once enjoyed with my family. Through the years, I have found there are things I can still enjoy and still do. I have learned it’s about adjusting and adapting the activity to my level, not over doing it, and not being mad at myself when I couldn’t accomplish the things I set out to do. Here are 8 Fall activities for the Chronically Ill or Chronic Pain Sufferer that I hope you can enjoy. Just remember if any activity is above you activity level try to adapt it, get creative, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Visit an Orchard/Farm or Pumpkin Patch – Checking out some local orchards or pumpkin patches can be a ton of fun, they usually offer a variety of things to do including mazes, hay rides, and things for the kids to do. Try searching it online or calling ahead of time to find out what activities they offer. If you’re unable to visit anywhere, just enjoy a warm doughnut and apple cider from your local grocery store, print some fun fall coloring pages (which are both fun for adults and kids) and have a fun afternoon.
Visit Your Local Park – Enjoy the color of leaves, bring a blanket and a small picnic or snack. If you’re unable to take a visit anywhere take your lunch/dinner or just enjoy your cup of tea/coffee outside with a blanket. Take in all the smells and sounds of Fall.
Make a Batch Of Chili/Comfort Food – Mmm… Chili, Potato Soup, and all the other comfort foods we love so much are here. If you’re unable to do a ton of standing, here is a great crock pot recipe for some amazing Taco Chili and believe me, it tastes just as good and the house smells fantastic. Bonus: Most of our favorite comfort foods can be cooked in a crock pot there are a ton of recipes online.
Decorate a Pumpkin or Make a Scarecrow – Maybe your hands aren’t well enough for carving a pumpkin, but painting them is just as pretty, lasts a lot longer, and can be displayed inside or outside. Or get creative with a Scarecrow, add some silly items and you can use old newspaper to stuff the inside instead of straw. There are a ton of ideas for both on Pinterest!
Bake a Pumpkin or Apple Flavored Treat – There are so many delicious baked good recipes out there, here are a few pumpkin and apple recipes to try. Try to find something easy enough that you can do. My all time favorite doesn’t require a lot of baking at all, it’s an oldie but goodie…the Carmel Apple..yum!
Watch an Old Scary Movie – I used to love scary movies when I was younger, but some of these movies they have come out with I refuse to watch, yes maybe I am a little chicken. Ha! However, I do enjoy watching some of the older classic horror movies, probably because they are a little cheesy and I like that I can still sleep at night without worrying about the boogie man coming to get me. 🙂
Have a Bon Fire – There is something so calming about a beautiful cool night, under the stars, with a nice blanket and a warm fire to sit next too. P.S It’s not too late for S’mores!
Take a Scenic Drive – Finding a near by woods, a town with a lot of trees, or if your lucky enough even admiring the mountains this time of year can be breathtaking. The colors are beautiful! If you can no longer drive, call a friend or family member and plan some time to go for a nice drive. You two could stop at a quaint restaurant and enjoy lunch/dinner or even just a cup of coffee and dessert. Bring your camera, I’m sure you’ll get some fantastic views.
What are some of your favorite Fall activities for the Chronically Ill or Chronic Pain Sufferer that you can still do? Please leave us a comment in the section below.
Check out our Fall Pinterest board for many of the ideas and recipes listed above. 🙂
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